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issues as they relate particularly to our ports, because she is known for her work with the port of long beach and i have ports in my district as well. and will be missed on the women's softball team. we are friends here. we are colleagues here. we bring our human qualities. and we bring our leadership skills. and the california delegation makes me proud every day and in the next congress, it will be the memories and the service that has been given to us from these colleagues of ours. and that's why i thank you, mr. miller, for setting aside this hour for us to share our thoughts. >> i saw that andrew and hunter are here. the stark kids. i would like to yield to congresswoman barbara lee. ms. lee: thank you very much. and i want to thank you, congressman miller, for organizing this special order tonight. first to congressman pete stark, who is our departing dean of the california delegation, congressman stark represents a district right next door to my district in the east bay of california, northern california. i just have to say, i have known congressman stark since i was the president
that is largely devastated. i'm talking about the megaport of the east coast, the port of new york and new jersey that suffered huge damages, $250 -- 250,000 jobs, $30 billion of economic activity for the nation, national security because we closed the only port in the northeast that was a military port and now we use the commercial port for forward deployment when we need to. in the case of emergencies. you know, and i could go on and on. so, mr. secretary, in your other role here, i want to get a sense from you as to the commitment of this administration and the federal government to helping new jersey, but certainly new york as well, and the region recover. because when we had hurricane katrina in the gulf coast in mississippi and alabama and louisiana, i was there. when we had tornadoes in joplin, missouri, i was there. when we had flooding along the mississippi, i was there. when we've had crop destructions in the midwest, i've been there. because i believe this is the united states of america. so i fully expect that now that for the first time we have the type of devastation that others hav
with the federal government to replace the shuttle? and could you comment on where the commercial space ports of the future will be located? >> well, for its of oracle manned spaceflight, there is a plan -- suborbital based -- manned spaceflight, making use any airport with a 12,000 foot runway. branson is considering doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a , there is one planned -- for ace baseboard -- a space port, there is one plant in dubai. -- 1 planned in dubai. there is not one state or affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what day space port would look like. -- what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as
. in california, you have a large population centers. you also have one of the largest and most important ports in the long beach area. there is another program specifically designed to enhance port security. and a lot of that money goes to that port. host:host: $98,000 was spent on an underwater robot in columbus, ohio. is it harder for urban areas outside of metropolitan areas to justify the grants and find ways to use them? are there hurdles in getting money or not? guest: generally speaking, it tends to go to the larger jurisdictions, because as you would imagine, those are the ones at the greatest risk and potential targets for terrorists. most of the money would go to places like new york, chicago, miami, los angeles, dallas, places like that. however, over the years, some smaller areas have been able to receive some money. columbus is an illustrative case of that. host: barbara on the independent line. caller: there have been security breaches at nuclear plants. people coming in that were not employees. what kind of funds are going to be provided for states with nuclear plants against te
abandon the strategic mississippi river delta which transports more tonnage than any port system in the western hemisphere and produces 1/4 of the country's energy supply, we refuse to abandon the world's most important financial and commercial center. instead we must improve the resiliency of our communities, environment and essential services and vulnerable populations with smart planning and well-designed recovery and rebuilding tools. we have the ability to reduce the consequences of severe weather. by mitigating flood risk through smarter land use guidelines, building codes and flood protection improvements. the state of new york has requested $9 billion for mitigation measures from the administration. the state of new jersey is seeking another $7 billion for the same purpose. i commend governor quomeow and governor christie for -- cuomo and governor christie for including strategic needs in their funding request. both of these leaders have demonstrated inble compassion and concern for the people who they represent and have been highly effective in their leadership since the
business with key sectors in the iranian economy, with energy and ship building and shipping and the ports, this amendment that would shut down businesses that are involved in sectors which fund the proliferation activities of iran and that regime is crucial. in addition, the amendment is going to prohibit business with all designated persons connected to the iranian government. it bans trades and commodities used in these key sectors and used to stop iran from receiving payment in gold or using oil payments in local currency then to buy gold and we have to stop an effort to water down these sanctions. i say that because i remember the votes in the past. i remember our effort on the central bank. it was only because we got unanimous votes because we got so much support that we were able to deploy those. but let me add that there is another portion of the amendment here that targets the regime for their human rights abuses. and i think one of the areas where we've been short, for those of you who have talked to to those in the prison there and experienced the torture, who have seen the murd
will in the energy security independence act of 2007, was it, was based on our port of 2007, which said that the united states should maximize its oil and gas production, that it should significantly reduce consumption and improve conservation, which led to the direct support for the reinstitution of fuel efficiency standards, which has not been done for 20 years. and to develop to the extent it was liable a biofuel substitute for petroleum. this new report we are releasing today continues these themes with a couple of important caveat. the fantastic revolution that is taking place since our original report and are intermittent reports by the so- called fracking revolution for oil and gas. the significant improvement in national efficiency that has been brought about by technology and the new fuel efficiency standards that were enacted by the bush administration and were increased by the obama administration. the report is not political in any way shape or form. it endorses things that are supported by the right in some cases and that are supported by people on the left. you cannot just
the gentleman that during the time that his porte was totally in charge of spending, spending increased very substantially. otherwise known as 86% increase from 2001 to 2008 in the national debt. 86%. increase. now under ronald reagan it increased 189%. under this president it's increased 41%. and he confronted the deepest recession as a result of the economic policies in part pursued in the last administration which i did not support and which my party did not support. so if we want to get into this i hear this about spending all the time. we had a pay as you go, bipartisan process in place, put in place by george bush the first and democrats in 1990. in 1993, that pay as you go was continued. in 1997, a deal between mr. gingrich and mr. clinton continued that pay as you go process an for four years in a row, the last four year of the clinton administration, we didn't borrow a single additional nickel to raise the debt limit. we didn't have to. why? because we were paying for what we bought. now republicans were in charge of the house and the senate for part of that time. and so they deserv
fear, the unspeakable. a parent describing a trip in an automobile from bridge port to newtown, racing to get there, to see whether their child was alive, had survived. and the joy when they were able to see their kids, and the complete and utter despair when your child was not one of the kids who came out. chris murphy and dick blumenthal and elizabeth espy, our colleagues, were there. these first responders who came on the scene and prevented the loss of more lives deserve our unending thanks. the great coordination by our state police and local police, everything that transpired, all the volunteers that participated, the teachers, the professionalism that they exhibited, the execution of a drill that they have been through time and again and as rosa talked about the principal and the teach whore sheltered her children and gave her own life, these are difficult things. as chris has so eloquently said, we're seeking answers and know that we must move on and where do you find the strength? we found the strength in a great leader and governor, dan malloy, who has been there all four day
in and we went through the jokes. we got to play jokes -- port come pawlenty -- poor tim pawlenty. annie says let's take this out. osama bin laden. that is so yesterday. [laughter] let's take it out. and someone says, well, we can stick in hosni who was still in power. and obama says, yes, let's do that. and that is not funny at all. but he is the president. [laughter] the next night, my wife susan was sitting over here. where are you? there you are. say hello to my wife, susan. [applause] a k-12 lab schooler. so i went to sleep early and had a television show in the morning. she said would gut, i think they just got osama bin laden. my blackberry was blowing up. my wife turned on the tv. and i realized, as i was watching the president, he knew at the time that we had gone togetherhe day before that that he had ordered this mission. he knew that, if it had gone poorly, not only with lives be lost, but our security would be roiled. but his political career would probably be er. and was completely calm because he felt he had done the right thing. i hear what our supporters have to say and
. caller: we had a certain amount of money we had to spend on repair ports every quarter. we were told if you do not spend it, you lose that money for the following quarter. we bought all kinds of things we did not need. you get a part that breaks, you before the next money comes up, we have a part that breaks but we cannot afford to buy it. we're only allowed to keep 10% spares. we're holding 30's term. in certain items the cannot have a spare. i should not lose the money for the falling quarter. it should be held to buy the real part that breaks that i cannot repair and i need. >> beyond losing the money, were there any other consequences to not spending what you were supposed to spend? >> i had to spend the money later on i had a converter that breaks. i do not have the money. i had to spend that money. >> we understand that. we were wondering in the consequences for you or any other personnel and they do not spend the money they were supposed to spend. it is for the mission of the ship. >> i was in the military for 20 years. we all know that come the end of the fiscal year there wa
factors is two-income households, all the things that have become a port of our modern society. work flexibility is locational decisions. in the case of the last recession and has been the case up until today. according to karen's research the volatility of household income rose nearly 30% in the last four decades. in addition to these realities, high unemployment and underwater home values have taught us sometimes flexibility and forced people to move and not be burned by people of virtue. the 30-year mortgage doesn't provide flexibility in most cases so we have to provide the flexibility of people relative to the housing and mortgage finance. we also have to challenge the assumptions of the purchase cycle. it's important to tons purchase cycle in which you buy homes has fundamentally changed. macroconditions, the economy strong and growth was high rand house prices continued to rise. a lot of that stuff isn't true anymore. the world looks at the united states and united states looks at itself with a lower growth. if we were sitting in this room in 2003 the forecaster would have ex
or take care of the port and the elderly. as where we are going. it is not about taxing the rich. it will be taxing everybody in this country. that is what the republican party stands for is fiscal responsibility. that is what i am fighting for in washington. host: louise is on a fallen on our democrat line, good morning. caller: thank you very much for answering my call. you've got a million folks calling you. guest: where are you in oregon? caller: out in the woods and the country, between the coast and the ocean. guest: i medical doctor and i did might in turn ship at good samaritan hospital in portland. i love oregon. where you live is absolutely -- caller: we go without electricity a lot. yesterday we had no electricity. thank you very much. i just wanted to say that president obama, unfortunately -- i am a democrat and a hard in true believer in caring and loving and living the words that were spoken by jesus and every other holy man about love each other. he has given in tons more than most of us wanted him to give in to go along with the republican party that has said abs
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